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This is a final year architectural thesis presentation. The thesis objective was to combine the psychological and physical treatments and solve the spatial problems through architectural planning.

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Kalpak Deshmukh Center for Well-being

  1. 1. Center for Well Being Kalpak Deshmukh Fifth Year B.Arch. Institute of Design Environment and Architecture
  2. 2. He is a healthy man whose body is free from all disease; he carries onhis normal activities without fatigue. After all health is the real wealth,not pieces of silver or gold. -Mahatma Gandhi
  3. 3. Research & Analys
  4. 4. Swasthya Santulan Pra-kriyaCombination of To restore and The methodologypositively good maintain the which include bothcondition of mind and equilibrium between the mind and thethe body mind, body body Delimitations o Not to argue importance of a particular medicinal practice over the other. o Not to argue between acute diseases/ disorders/ conditions and chronic ones. It is the purpose of this thesis to find means of well-being and not to contend between importance of relief of acute and chronic illnesses.
  5. 5. Body Yoga Ayurveda Naturopathyo Union of body and mind o Traditional medicine native to o Prevention, diagnosis ando Different types of yoga: India treatment of diseases Hatha (physical), o Three bodily humors: vaat, o Facilitation of self-healing Raja (mental) and pitta, kapha capacity karma (both) o Plant based medicine and o Natural elements used foro Spatial req.: enclosed/ open treatments treatment space, leveled surface, o Stress on preventive o Spatial req.: bath rooms, locker/ changing rooms medicine mud therapy areas, o Way of living consultation rooms o Spatial req.: room for consultation, room for therapies and massage, room for preparation
  6. 6. Mind Vipasyana Rational Emotive Re-evaluation Co-counseling Heal Your Life Behavioral Therapy workshops o Self help philosophy based on positive and affirmative thinking o Spatial req.:o Mental purification o To change Irrational o Discharge of past distresses halls to conducto Development of beliefs (self defeating) to o Discharge gives way to workshops systematic mindfulness Rational beliefs (self natural intelligenceo Ten day course with helping) o Two person participation req. ‘Noble silence’ o Examining irrational and o Spatial req.: coveredo Methods involving unrealistic attitudes and enclosed space without concentration on beliefs to change into disturbance breathing rationalo Spatial req.: meditation o Spatial req.: counseling hall, accommodation, rooms, large halls dinning
  7. 7. KARE Ayurvedic and Yoga Retreat, Mulshi Case Studies o Isolation of the facility from an urban environment o Service areas distinct from the treatment areas o No local client base Relative views of the lake depending upon the height
  8. 8. Atmasantulan Village, Malavali Case Studies Observations and Analysis: o Isolation from urban environment o Separation of public, semi public and administrative o OPDs for locals and guests o No character to the buildings o Limited recreational activities o Organic farming on the site
  9. 9. Nisargopchar Ashram, Urali Kanchan Case StudiesObservations and Analysis:o Simplicity offers affordability and is with the principles of the treatmento Isolation from noises and polluting factors necessaryo Use of verandah as multifunctional spaceo No designed landscape Simplicity in structures
  10. 10. Pune City Vipasyana Center (Dhamma Punna): Case StudiesObservations and Analysis:o Accessibility of the center is moreo Vegetation on the site-limited buffer from the surrounding soundso Limited space-cage for meditation
  11. 11. Inferences From the Case Studieso The effectiveness of the treatments, therapies or methods depends upon the ability of the practitioners and also upon the quality of the environment they are conducted in.o Nature has a definite role in creating a calm, effective environmento For the treatments to work effectively all the senses need to actuate.o The facility must attempt to provide the psychological calmness and peace. Derived Ratios from the case studies T herapy/ Activity Ratio Sqm per person Residences 1:35 Ayurvedic 1:25 N aturopathic 1:25 Vipasyana Meditation 1:3.3 Administration 1:8 Kitchen Dinning 1:3 Recreational 1:7
  12. 12. Ena de Silva House Research Studies
  13. 13. Halghasena Farm School Research Studies
  14. 14. Triton Hotel Research Studies Approach to the lobby Major and minor courtyards
  15. 15. Program & Site Analys
  16. 16. ProgramReception + AdministrationDining HallYoga Hall + CourtyardNaturopathy Treatment UnitAyurvedic Treatment UnitWorkshops AreaPsychotherapy Counseling UnitMeditation HallRecreational Activity SpaceRiver CottagesGeneral HousingStaff Quarters
  17. 17. Site Location Site Analysis o Located on the banks of Godavari river o Outside Nashik Municipal Corporation Area o Agricultural land on north, east and west sides
  18. 18. Site Features Site Analysis 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 3 4 5
  19. 19. Site Mapping Site AnalysisRelief Map Intangible Aspects Hydrology Soil typesVegetation Vegetation Priority
  20. 20. Site Analysis Site Analysis DiagramSite Layers
  21. 21. Site AnalysisStrengths: Weaknesses:o Comfortable climate o Accessibility limited to private modes ofo Areas suitable for construction transporto River front of the site has potential to be o Growth of Nashik city may consume the developed as areas for self-reflection and surrounding farmland. areas for recreation.Opportunities: Threats:o The natural elements like trees, o Pollution of the river in the course water bodies, river, plateaus of urbanization of Nashik City. provide enough set off points to be o Present threat of global climate worked with architectural change, the climate of Nashik expression. may not remain comfortable ino The agricultural activities have the future. potential to provide an incentive for experimentation with cultivating food.o Availability of the surrounding areas if expansion needs to be done.
  22. 22. Concept & Design
  23. 23. Concepts1. 4 Simplicity in structures .2. 53 .. Courtyards of different scale for different activities and purposes
  24. 24. Concepts
  25. 25. Site Plan
  26. 26. Reception and Dinning Permeability of the reception porch to over look the pond
  27. 27. Main Courtyard
  28. 28. Meditation Hall
  29. 29. Psychotherapy Counseling Unit
  30. 30. Recreation Center
  31. 31. River Cottages
  32. 32. Guest Housing
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This is a final year architectural thesis presentation. The thesis objective was to combine the psychological and physical treatments and solve the spatial problems through architectural planning.


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